Governors Island Winter Village
Nov 20, 2022 @ 10:00 am - Feb 27, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
Suggested Ages: All
Enjoy seasonal activities, festive winter lights, games and food and drinks alongside warming fire pits. Explore winter arts and cultural programming amid a sparkling display of holiday lights and a historic Coast Guard-era fire truck photo-op. Play lawn games like cornhole, can jam and giant Jenga.
⛸ Spin on a 5,000-square foot outdoor skating rink on historic Colonels Row. Online reservations recommended, limited walk-up spots available. $11 admission, $8/skate rental; free admission on Thursdays (walk-up only). Lockers and skate aids available on a first come, first served basis.
🛷 Rent bikes from Blazing Saddles NYC (or sleds when it snows – see recommended hills),
🍽 Food available for purchase includes Little Eva’s new seasonal menu, with warm drinks and new takes on classic comfort food like brats, vegan chili, fish and chips and more plus an eclectic array of weekend food trucks and Joe Coffee.)
⛴ Arrive via ferry from the from Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) or Brooklyn. ($4/ages 13+. for adults, free for seniors & kids and everyone on Saturdays and Sundays before noon).
Thu-Fri 12 – 5:30pm
Sat–Sun 10 am – 5:30pm
Look for roaming carolers performing on the festively-decorated Oculus floor and the South Concourse balcony. Rotating singers include The Songful Artists, The Mistletones, Sing for Hope Piano & String Quartet and faculty and students from Church Street School for Music and Art.
Also shop local artists at The Oculus Holiday Market.More info
Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives.
See our complete guide to National Museum of the American Indian –…More info
Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…More info
Frolic on wide waterfront lawns and explore multiple playgrounds plus gardens, public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion.
In Rockefeller Park, climb large jungle gyms with swinging bridges, netting, slides, poles and more. Ride a pedal-powered merry-go-round and dig in multiple sandboxes and a handicapped-accessible sand table. In warm weather, be sprayed by an elephant…More info
Skate on a small rink overlooking New York Harbor with incredible views. Uncovered and windy so dress accordingly.
Skate aids and pushable sit-down sleighs for small beginners available for $15 ($20 on weekend). Sign up for one hour sessions. Private and group learn to skate and hockey lessons available.
Eat at an array of yummy…More info